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Nov 6, 2012 3:00am EST
also a subtext to this. you notice we have five independent voters here, clearly barack obama got more votes from the independents than governor romney did. but we cannot look at this and determine that there's going to be any kind of friend here. these are just ten votes out of over 700,000 cast in this state. so at this point, it's just again for bragging rights for dixville notch that they are indeed the first in the nation. >> and it's worth reminding that in 1960 apparently, richard nixon defeated congressman john f. kennedy 9-0 in dixville notch. that didn't work out for him in the long-term. so it may not be an indicator. but what a moment of history. dixville notch records its first-ever tie in what many say will be the closest race we've had in a very long time. >>> president obama has made his final appeal. mitt romney will still campaign, but now it's in the hands of american voters. welcome to all of you. >> thank you. >> a moment of history there. the first-ever tie in dixville notch at the start of the election. what do you make of that, charles? >> are you going to start
CNN
Nov 7, 2012 6:00am EST
states, we projected this win. the re-election of barack obama. for another four years. >>> good morning, welcome, everybody. we welcome our viewers here in the united states, and our viewers around the world, as well. i'm soledad o'brien. lots to talk about. you heard wolf blitzer say it. barack obama gets another four years. we also know that the balance of power has not changed. what will that mean for actually leading the, the, the country to some big changes? it will be interesting to see. here's what the president said last night. >> america, i believe we can build on the progress we've made, and continue to fight for new jobs, and new opportunities, and new security for the middle class. i believe we can keep the promise of our founders. the idea that if you're willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from, or what you look like, or where you love, it doesn't matter whether you're black or white or hispanic or asian, or native american, or young or old or rich or poor. abled, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in america if you're
CNN
Nov 6, 2012 12:00am EST
. four years ago, barack obama won here over john mccain. it was a little bit of a change, because dixville notch has been very fond of republicans. barack obama was the first democrat to get the nod here since hubert humphrey in 1968. though tonight we're looking to see what dixville notch will do in this election cycle. it's only going to take a couple minutes to go through the ten ballots and then post the result. >> i heard it's like a big competition down there in this area of northern new hampshire. because there's a flotation classified as a town and this dixville notch is a precinct. but dixville notch wins by being smaller, is that the idea? >> that's right. they only have ten votes to count and will post their results much more quickly. that's why they're able to hold on to the title of the first voting town in the united states. i keep looking over my shoulder here. this isn't going to take by just a minute or two. and when they do, they'll stop and announce -- >> david, can i ask a question? how long does it take to count ten votes? >> reporter: well, you have to rememb
CNN
Nov 7, 2012 3:00am EST
in the united states and around the world. i'm soledad o'brien. president obama gets another four years in office. he has been declared the winner. he won critical states like ohio and colorado, nevada, iowa, virginia, we're still waiting for details on florida. here's what the balance of power looks like today. you can see right here. it looks very similar to what it was yesterday. republicans are holding the house. the democrats hold the senate. the split congress leads to the question, what does that mean for the president's ability to govern? we're going to talk about. that first we'll play a little of president obama's victory speech. take a look. >> america, i believe we can build on the progress we've made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunity and new security for the middle class. i believe we can keep the promise of our founder. the idea if you're willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. it doesn't matter whether you're black or white or hispanic or asian or native-american or youn
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 1:00pm EST
first here's my take. whoever wins the election on tuesday, on wednesday either barack obama or mitt romney will have to start worrying about the same urgent challenge, how to stop the united states from falling over the fiscal cliff. this is, of course, the second cliff hanger that the united states has faced in two years, the first being the debt ceiling debacle. how did the world's greatest democracy start functioning so badly? maybe the next president can try to fix this broader problem. but first the fiscal cliff. unless congress acts, the spending cuts and tack increases that would be triggered automatically next january would take 5.1% out of the country's gdp in one year according to the congressional budget office. that would be one of the most severe experiments with austerity in history, larger than anything greece, spain, italy, or the united kingdom has tried. in fact, it's almost three times the size of britain's austerity program. and the results of those european programs have thus far been a dramatic slowdown in economic growth and a sharp spike in unemployment. once
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 6:00am EST
president obama's to do list. >> so let there be no doubt. health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year. >> many in his inner circle felt he needed to tackle other issues first like creating jobs and growing the economy. >> you're going to dedicate a minimum of a year in your presidency, and it has real policy implications on what else can't get done in that year. and even when you do that, the chances of success given 88 years is like one out of a million. >> he was advised and he knew going in that the politics of it weren't going to be very good. >> the status quo is not working for you. >> but the president believed he could succeed where others before him had failed. >> thank you very much, everybody. god bless you. >> with health care, i think it had to do with the fact that he doesn't just want to be another president. he wanted to be great president. >>> the president launched his fight to reform health care, then largely outsourced it to congress. members were left to hammer out details on their own. >> i just want to make sure that i don
CNN
Nov 7, 2012 4:00am EST
that indicate the so-called obama coalition held firm. i'm going to talk to cnn's christine romans at the magic wall for more on that. >> okay, let's look at it. how did he do in 2012, the exit polls. the youth vote, 33 to 44-year-olds, solidly in the president's corner. then mitt romney got strength, 51% of 51 to 64-year-olds. for the people 65 and older, 56% to 44%. look at the youth vote, 60% of people ages 18 to 29 went for mitt romney. this was a good turnout for the president. >> the youth vote grew in terms of the overall vote from 2008, which is a big deal. >> this is what 2008 looked like for the president. the president took all three of the categories. john mccain did well in 65 and older. let's move to the other part of the coalition that the president has built. 72% of voters were white. of those 59 -- look at the 29-point lead from romney among white voters, but that didn't matter and here's why. the president had solid support from african-americans and the latino vote was 10%. double digits for the first time in history for latinos. 71% of latino voters chose the pr
CNN
Nov 5, 2012 3:00am EST
fight for you and your families every single day as hard as i know how. >>> a fiery president obama fighting for his life. the man who wants his job, mitt romney, we're keeping an eye on that for you tonight. good evening. and welcome to a very special battleground edition of "piers morgan tonight." the latest poll out tonight shows this race is a down to the wire dead heat. look at these figures. 49% for president obama. 49% for mitt romney. with two days to go until election day. this may be the picture of who makes a difference. less than a week after sandy's fury, temperatures are dropping and anger is rising. among the storm tossed appliances and debris, no power. american flags flying proudly. people determined to vote if they can figure out where. a whopping 67% of voter as prove of the president's handling of super storm sandy. we begin with susan candiotti in rockaway. tell me what is the mood like. the approval rating for the president is pretty high. on the other hand, lots of people still suffering, what is the real mood, do you think? >> certainly in this area, piers, t
CNN
Nov 5, 2012 9:00am EST
close to call. according to our new cnn/orc poll barack obama and mitt romney are tied at 49% among likely voters. today that has both men racing across key battleground states. here's a look at the rest of his day. as you can see in red, he then travels on to virginia, ohio and new hampshire. president obama in blue goes from wisconsin to all important ohio. and finally to iowa. we have cnn crews scattered across the country. these crucial last hours of campaigning. jim acosta is with the romney camp in sanford, florida. dan lothian is at the president's first stop in madison, wisconsin. gentlemen, we're going to ask you to read the tea leaves. two reasons for confidence at each camp and one reason for doubt. so, jim, i'd like you to go first. romney's feeling good about his campaign's ground game. romney's people are also pegging a lot of hope on voter enthusiasm. please, expound. >> reporter: hi, carol. that's right. i talked to a senior romney adviser earlier this morn ing. they say their message today is going to be focused on those last few undecideds. that's where that ground
CNN
Nov 7, 2012 7:00am EST
obama for another four years. >> good morning, welcome, everybody. welcome to our viewers in the united states and our viewers around the world, as well. i'm soledad o'brien. and we have a winner. it is president barack obama, who has been re-elected to a second term. take a look at the electoral map right there. you needed 270 to win. we talked a lot about that. the president right now the count is at 303 for him. 206 for mitt romney. but of course in yellow, the state of florida. the problematic state of florida, we continue to watch and wait on florida. here's a little bit of what it sounded like when the president made his victory speech last night. listen. >> it's not small, it's big. it's important. democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and complicated. we have our own opinions. each of us has deeply held beliefs. and when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as a country, it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy. that won't change after tonight. and it shouldn't. these arguments we have are a mark of our liberty. and we can
CNN
Nov 9, 2012 3:00am EST
like the end of february. president obama, you just got re-elected. let's get it done. it's peanuts compared to the fiscal cliff. all right. thanks for watching. see you again tomorrow at 7:00. "piers morgan tonight" starts right now. >>> good evening. looking live at the white house tonight. we've got breaking news on the president tonight. i'm going to show you one of the most extraordinary pieces of video i think i have ever seen of any political leader. it was shown yesterday at obama campaign headquarters in chicago just hours after barack obama's re-elected. it shows the leader of the free world as i have never seen him, you probably haven't seen him either. raw, exhausted and reduced to open tears by the efforts of his young campaign workers. and by the thought of what he himself has accomplished. it's one of those things you've got to watch in its entirety. here it is, arguably barack obama's finest ever speech. >> i try to picture myself when i was your age and i first moved to chicago at the age of 25, and i had this vague inkling about making a difference. i didn't really
CNN
Nov 8, 2012 9:00pm EST
political leader. it was shown yesterday at obama campaign headquarters in chicago just hours after barack obama's re-elected. it shows the leader of the free world as i have never seen him, you probably haven't seen him either. raw, exhausted and reduced to open tears by the efforts of his young campaign workers. and by the thought of what he himself has accomplished. it's one of those things you've got to watch in its entirety. here it is, arguably barack obama's finest ever speech. >> i try to picture myself when i was your age and i first moved to chicago at the age of 25, and i had this vague inkling about making a difference. i didn't really know how to do it. i didn't have a structure. and there wasn't a presidential campaign at the time that i could attach myself to. ronald reagan had just been re-elected and was incredibly popular and so i came to chicago knowing that somehow, i wanted to make sure that my life attached itself to helping kids get a great education or helping people living in poverty to get decent jobs and be able to work and have daybreak. to make sure that people
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 3:00pm EST
>>> welcome back to the cnn newsroom. i'm prfredricka whitfield. president obama and mitt romney are making a final push. obama has florida, colorado and ohio on his schedule. this morning mitt romney was in des moines and just spoke in cleveland, ohio to supporters. later today he will be rallying in pennsylvania and virginia. we'll have all the action from the campaign trail. we have a team of reporters in the battleground states covering all the angles. meanwhile, team obama is making its final push for votes today. this hour he is expected in the battleground state of florida where he is expected to speak shortly in hollywood, florida. brianna keelel is already there. brianna, what is the message the president is expected to deliver there? >> reporter: this, fredricka, is going to be his closing message. he is going to be telling voters you may not agree with everything that i've done, you may be impatient with the pace of change, but stick with me, my economic policies are working and we're heading in the right direction. as mitt romney has tried to frame himself as the cand
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
minneapolis. >> the five of us, we're in congress together. president obama has not met with the republican leaders in the house or the senate since july. >> boo! >> we have a debt crisis coming, we have budget problems, we have economic problems. that's not leadership. we need a leader. now the reason mitt romney and i keep talking about our five-point plan is because we believe we owed you our fellow citizens an actual plan. we owe you solutions, we owe you ideas. real reforms can be had to get a real recovery. we had real recovery in this state in this country let's use that recovery and put people back to work. let's get the keystone pipeline, let's get more gas, more coal and renewables. i tell you what, we know what layoffs are, we have family and friends that we know of who are in their 40s or their 50s or their 60s, prime working years, they're out of a job or they're out of a good job. we need to clear the bureaucracy so they can get the skills they need. and if there are kids who are stuck in inner city schools, whether it's milwaukee or minneapolis. let their parents take them to
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 7:00am EST
two days away. president obama and mitt romney seem to be squeezing every last frequent flyer mile out of this campaign. they've got a combined 16 stops in eight states before heading home, and we'll be there for all of it. our correspondents are spread across the states to bring you all the up-to-date developments, so be sure to keep it right here. the flurry of activity means it's a close race, right? you could say that? take a look here. it shows likely voters evenly split, 48% to 48%. here's what voters said if they had a favorable impression of the candidates. president obama, 54%, and you see it there, mitt romney, 53%. the last time we saw numbers like this, an incumbent without a sizeable lead was 1992 when george h.w. bush lost to bill clinton. >>> it has been a hairied pace for the correspondents as welt. political correspondent paul steinhauser joins us from his home base in washington. yesterday you were in pennsylvania covering a paul ryan rally. what do you think is the message for the challengers? >> we're hearing change. change and change. remember four years ago pr
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
it did when president obama took office. and when i'm elected, we're going to change the course of energy entirely. i know just how much energy means to middle class families in this country. we can help hold down prices in the pump and grow new energy jobs and new manufacturing jobs with my policies. and by the way, if the president were to be re-elected, he's going to continue to promote government and demote businesses. you know -- you know, he put together his own jobs council. business leaders he brought from all over the country. and there are people he picked. you know, it's been nine months since he's been willing to meet with his own jobs council? i see free enterprise as a means for people to fulfill their dreams. yesterday i met with a woman in richmond, virginia. she's been running her family restaurant for years. it's a business in her family for 82 years. at its high point she employed 82 people. she just closed it down. she told me that the regulations, the taxes, the cost of obama care, the obama era economy put her out of business much and she teared up as she was
CNN
Nov 7, 2012 10:00pm EST
to face challenges on taxes, budget, global economy and a whole lot more? for president obama, what next? today markets took a nose dive because investors see what's coming and worried that washington cannot fix it. in the speeches last night and the statements today, everyone from mitt romney to the leaders in the building behind me, all have a way of saying they get it. they understand the challenges and will rise to meet them. listen. >> we want our children to live in america that isn't burdened by debt and isn't weakened by inequality and isn't threatened by the warming kwagity. >> at a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. >> if there is a mandate in yesterday's results, it's a mandate for us to find a way to work together on solutions to the challenges we all face as a nation. >> it's better to dance than to fight. better to work together everything doesn't have to be a fight. >> together, what is next on the fiscal cliff on how republicans will deal with the diverse electorate. tonight we are looking forward not looking back. we begin on th
CNN
Nov 8, 2012 2:00am EST
evening. "outfront" tonight, markets tanked. the day after president obama wins a second term, the dow has its worst day in a year. the dow finished the day down nearly 313 points. for the first time in three months, it closed below 13,000 and when you look at the broader markets, all were down 2.5%, so is the election really to blame? "outfront" tonight, michael farr, author of restoring our american dream. good to see you. i know there were a lot of markets often go down on the day after an election and they're worry about the fiscal cliff and europe. >> you really can't tell. certainly we had a couple of point run-up prior to the election and then this morning without the distraction of all of a political punditry and bluster, we see marcus all of a sudden come back down. perhaps investors confronted the fiscal cliff and what's going on in greece. they need another $40 billion. china's slowing and we've got 2% gdp growth. fairly tepid. >> the credit rating agencies, the we couldn't make a deal last time around. fitch was one of them just hours after the president was re-elected. sai
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
. both the obama and romney campaign hope the numbers will help them in the race. it's too close to call right now. christine romans is going to have a look at it. christine? >> let's talk about what we are expecting in the final economic report before tuesday. in three and a half hours, we'll find out what happens for jobs and the unemployment rate. the expectation is the unemployment rate is 7.9%, picking up slightly with 125,000 jobs added in the month. the trend, though, is what is so important here, right? sometimes you get a little in the month. the trend is what's important. 7.8% was the unemployment rate when the president took office. last month, he's back to where he started. february, 2009, that's the stimulus. then the unemployment rate rise up to 10% in october, 2009 as the stimulus money was being deployed. stubbornly high unemployment. then drifting lower much of this year. we can look at job creation and you can see how jobs have been added now since the end of 2010 consistently, but not robustly. this is where the arguments come about the job market. has it been str
CNN
Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm EST
blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now president obama's aboard air force one. he's heading east from chicago. he's already reaching out to congressional leaders trying to set the agenda for his second term in office. across the country today americans awoke to banner headlines from re-elected in the president's hometown "chicago tribune" to "obama wins in his adopted city" "the washington post." the "new york times" proclaimed it's obama's night while "los angeles times" told readers it's obama again. even though florida still hasn't officially been called for either candidate, the miami herald says it's obama. cnn white house correspondent brianna keilar's been keeping track of what the president's been doing since his victory speech early this morning. brianna, the president should be landing back in washington very soon taking marine one over to the white house. he's got a full agenda ready i assume. >> reporter: he does. and i will tell you, wolf, the white house is keeping it under wraps as far as what happens after he arrives at the white house. but we know he
CNN
Nov 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
hour before election day. you are watching michelle obama, the final rally for her husband in des moines iowa. we'll be going there live in a moment. we'll be live here in columbus, but first we want to listen to the first lady. >> the dreams of all americans. and the more i thought about it, the more i knew in my heart that i was describing barack. i knew he could be that president. and for four years, that's exactly what he's done. he has stayed true to himself and with your help he's worked day after day to make this country better to move it forward. he's rescued our economy from the brink of collapse. saved the auto industry. he's passed historic health reform, ended the war in iraq. he's fought so women get equal pay and students can afford college. he's fought for our seniors so they can retire with dignity, and our veterans, so they can get the benefits they earned and the respect they deserve. for four years, barack has been fighting to give every single one of us a fair shot at that great american dream. no matter what we look like or where we come from, or who we lo lov
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Nov 10, 2012 9:30am EST
christine romans. president obama won four more years. now it's about his legacy. standing in his way, an unnecessary fiscal disaster, the struggling labor market, a global economy that's slowing and the uncertain future of our children and grandchildren. dear mr. president, when it comes to this country's financial future, you've got four years and 4 major tasks. first, the fiscal cliff. there's no time to waste. on january 1, taxes rise and government spending is cut, sending not just us but potentially the world back into a recession. next on the list, jobs. hiring is picking up, but we must do better. the middle class has been hit hard. its wealth fell 28% in the last decade. why? >> changes that were taking place in china. >> some emerging markets like china. >> china needs the united states. >> mostly by keeping its currency low, china can sell products for less than they're worth, making it hard for american companies to compete. that means fewer jobs and lower wages here in the u.s. we need a smart trade policy that protects american workers without hurting american businesses
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 9:30am EDT
. it's an election about the economy, so let's look at the evidence. jobs. president obama's argument, he's gained back every job lost under his watch. that's quite a feat, but romney says not good enough. >> we're going to create 12 million new jobs and more take-home pay. >> reporter: >> how is that possible, major economic growth. the economy grew at a 2% annual rate during the third quarter, better but not nearly enough to significantly boost hiring. romney will be much more than that to keep his jobs promise. how about housing. prices in some areas are rising, foreclosures slowing, but this is america and what will really get the economy going again is you. consumer spending rising, consumer confidence the best in four years. there's no doubt president obama inherited an economy in crisis, and his supporters will tell you he's turned things around. >> we have made real progress. >> his final argument, he deserves another four years to finish the recovery. mitt romney says his business experience and his big ideas are what america needs. you've heard their closing arguments. now i
CNN
Nov 15, 2012 1:00am EST
>>> tomorrow night, i'll talk to senator john mccain with his battle with president obama over benghazi. that's all for us. that's all for us. "ac 360" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> good evening. >>> we start every night like we always do "keeping them honest." we begin tonight looking for facts not offering opinions or trying to play favorites. not supporting democrats or republicans. you can find that on plenty of other cable channels. just finding the truth, finding the facts. tonight the focus on what played out in washington today. two foes back at it again. the battle over benghazi, the attack that killed four americans. senator mccain has maintained either white house negligence or a cover up. today sep tor mccain took it a step further saying that because of susan rice's narrative role following the attacks, he and senator mccain would block any effort to promote ms. rice to secretary of state, should hillary clinton leave that post. president obama took the opportunity to fire back directly at the senator. >> if senators mccain and graham and oth
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
. we're going to hear from president obama in ohio in a little while. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> it's election eve in america. 26 hours to go until the first polls close. as voters pick the next president of the united states. and the unparalleled coverage we've brought you all through the campaign certainly continues today. our cnn correspondents are trailing the candidates. they're diving into the issues. they're talking to voters in every critical battleground state as we count down these final hours to election day. let's begin our coverage this hour, covering mitt romney, the republican nominee is campaigning his way up the east coast today. his latest stop, virginia with 13 critically important electoral votes. president obama took them in 2008. president bush took them in 2004. cnn national political correspondent jim acosta is traveling with the romney campaign. he's joining us now from george mason university in virginia. what's going on? what's the latest, jim? >> reporter: wolf, mitt romney is wrapping up what will be his final campaign stop i
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Nov 5, 2012 8:00pm EST
universes if you talk to the campaigns. the obama campaign says we will win most if not all of the battleground states. you don't get much of an argument from the republicans when you say the president will carry nevada. some republicans push back but let's give nevada to the president. hypothetical here, folks. that would put the president at 243 to 206. you need 270 to win. let's see if romney can find the magic to get to 270. the state of iowa, the president will end there. that's his final rally. the president wh a lead there. it's small. the romney campaign says it's still in play but the president has consistently led by a small margin. you will see more and more of that across the midwest. you mentioned governor romney going to cleveland tomorrow. let's look at the latest polling in ohio. no republican ever won the white house without it. mathematically can he get there without it, yes. is it probable, no. here's the latest poll of polls. cnn putting together the average of seven public polls, 50-47. so a very competitive race but again, the president has consistently been a
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 9:00pm EST
you and your families every single day as hard as i know how. >> a fiery president obama fighting for his political life tonight in ohio, the state that could be the key to his whole election. meanwhile, the man who wants his job, mitt romney is about to take the stage in new port news, virginia. we are keeping an eye on that for you tonight. good evening, welcome to a very special battleground edition of piers morgan tonight. the latest cnn/orc poll out tonight shows this race is a down-to--the wire dead heat. 49% for president obama, 49% for mitt romney. with to days to go until election day, this might be the picture, who makes the difference. the rockaways here in new york city less than a week after sandy's fury, temperatures are dropping and anger is rising, amid storm-tossed appliance and debris with no power, with american flags flying proudly, the people of this community determined to vote if they can figure out where. here is why it is so important a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll find a whopping 67% of voters aprove of his handling of super storm sandy. susan
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
obama campaign and florida senator and romney supporter, marco rubio. why it all comes down to this state. plus, the man who's being called the most important person in this election. he joins me live and an "outfront" investigation into the never ending gas lines in the northeast following sandy. the gas lines didn't have to happen. something could have been done to prevent them, so why wasn't it? let's go "outfront." tonight, dead heat. election day is just five hours away and the candidates are using every last minute they've got. our latest cnn poll of polls today shows president obama ahead by one point. 49 to 48 for mitt romney and it could all come down to this state where i am tonight. ohio. both campaigns made stops here today. mitt romney's campaign just announced he will make a stop here tomorrow as well. now, each man spent the day crisscrossing the united states, trying to make final pleas to voters. >> we have got to lead america to a better place. we're one day away from a fresh start. >> after all we have been through through together, we can't give up on it now. we'
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Nov 11, 2012 4:00am EST
at least tuesday. >>> we finally have a winner in florida. cnn projects president barack obama won the sunshine state and its 29 electoral votes. that's based on updated vote totals provided just before today's deadline. that boosts president obama's electoral vote to a total of 322. mitt romney got 206. 270 needed to win the white house. >>> a huge earthquake has struck myanmar just nine days before president obama is due to visit. the 6.6 magnitude quake was centered about 226 miles north of the capital. if he goes ahead with his visit, mr. obama would be the first sitting president to visit myanmar. >>> we've got a lot more planned for you this saturday night. here's what else we're working on. a shocking admission, shaking the entire intelligence community. it may end a brilliant career. but did it put the country at risk? some say the gop needs some new faces or face extinction. on the other side, minorities help reelect president obama. has he done right by them? we've got a political intervention for both sides. >>> plus, is bond too old? >>> and it's some of the hottest lin
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Nov 18, 2012 3:00pm EST
something that's trending on the web right now. it's this white house photo showing president obama and olympic gymnast mikala maroney looking not impressed. the president was having a little fun with maroney who had that same face when she finished the vault. that look went viral. i'll be back and show you how the twinkie is iconic in mexico. that's right, mexico. stay with cnn. "your money" starts right now. >>> this is the economic storm of our own making and it's threatening any chance of a sustained recovery. i'm ali velshi. this is "your money" and i'm going to show you the damage america could do to itself if washington allows us to go over the fiscal cliff. unemployment in the u.s. which has come down to to 20.9%, it could go up another 9%. according to a new research new york post poll, you clearly understand the danger of this fiscal cliff. 50% say it will have a major effect on the economy, 21% say a minor effect, 2% no effect, 10% say they don't know, which is why you're watching this right now. president obama says they're centering around increasing tax on the wealthy
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
buried in the sand and governor chris christie who toured the destruction with president obama said some parts of the shore may never look the same again. >> the death toll reached 124 people with 56 in the united states. at least 28 in new york. and close to 5 million customers are still waiting for the power to come back on. >> cnn has the entire disaster zone covered this morning. our correspondents spanned out across lower manhattan and all up and down the jersey shore. >> first, the economic capital of our country is slowly getting back to normal this morning even while facing extreme damage. power outages and people having to walk for hours just to get to work. meantime, another hospital lost generator power in lower manhattan. right now hundreds of people are being pushed out of bellevue after hundreds of others were evacuated yesterday. our dr. sanjay gupta is live at bellevue but first to rob marciano. the governor says there will be no fares for subways, trains and buses but many of the bus and subway lines are still not up and running yet so how limited is transportation now?
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Nov 18, 2012 4:00pm EST
. president obama is monitoring the conflict in the middle east as he travels through asia. tonight he met with thailand's keep and saudi arabia. today the president did address the fighting between israel and hamas, saying he has talked to leaders in the region. >> my message to all of them was that israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory. if that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in gaza, that's preferable. >> thailand is just the first stop of the president's three-nation tower of asia. tomorrow he goes to myanmar which is something that no president of the united states has every done in history. >>> what did david petraeus say at the close of the benghazi hearing and why are republicans calling the former cia director's testimony part of a cover-up? we'll have all the details. >>> and believe it or not, mitt romney had quite a landslides in some rural counties. i know. i'm will, and this is the nokia lumia 920 from at&t. it's got live tiles so all my stuff's always right there in real-time. it's like the ulti
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Nov 9, 2012 1:00am EST
compromise. even speaker boehner, basically gave an interview which he said that obama care is the law of the land and walked back after tea party groups went ballistic about it. >> one thing i know from this election and certainly i think we should all have learned, is that people want bipartisanship, and they understand that compromise is absolutely invaluable ingredient to getting things done. we have an obligation to be problem solvers. now more than ever. given the tenuous nature of our times and this -- in the situation that we're in as a country. i describe it as not just any moment. we're at a tipping point. so it's crucial and i think the president should invite the leadership in both the house and senate to sit down to, begin to sketch out an agenda and a framework by which we'll address these issues in the lame duck session. >> have republicans figured out how to move forward? there are extremes in your party, just as there are extremes in the democratic party. but let's talk about the republican party. there are extremes in the republican party and it seems a lot of republican
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Nov 4, 2012 9:00am EST
of an endless campaign with chicago mayor and former obama chief of staff rahm emanuel. and romney supporter ohio senator rob portman. 33 senate seats, 435 house seats and one president seat. an election extravaganza with former mississippi governor haley barbour and cnn's dana bash. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." >>> they are ships passing in the night and the day. this day mitt romney will be in iowa, ohio, pennsylvania, and virginia, while the president heads to new hampshire, south of florida, back up north to ohio, out west to colorado. monday romney goes to florida, virginia, ohio, and new hampshire. obama counters with wisconsin, ohio, and a closing rally in iowa. the biggest surprise in that final 48 hours is romney's last minute bid in pennsylvania. polls in the state favor president obama, but not by as much as they once did. the romney campaign calls it expanding the electoral map. the obama campaign calls it a fairy tale. well, in the parallel universe phase of the campaign. joining me is chicago mayor and former white house chief of staff rahm emanuel
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
, president barack obama and his challenger mitt romney have no space in their schedules today, and why should they? i want you to look at the number on the bottom of your screen. it says, two days. two days is what's left before the election in america. the two candidates and their camps are all over america today. president obama a at functions from new hampshire to colorado, while mitt romney is keeping his attention focused on states further east. they're working late, too. one of the president's events is at 10:30 tonight in aurora, colorado. that is mitt romney and his wife ann at an energetic gop rally this afternoon. that's in cleveland, ohio. he told supporters a slogan used by the president four years ago better applies to him this time around. >> if you believe we can do better, if you believe america should be on a better course or if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for real change. paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. when i'm elected, the economy and american jobs will still be stagnant, but i won't waste any time complain
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
cemetery president obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns and met with families who lost loved ones. >>> lawmakers have pointed questions about the investigation into david petraeus' extramarital affair and want to know if national security was breached. peter king talked with candy crowley. >> they're saying the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> petraeus resigned from his post friday and admitted he had an affair. sources say the affair was with his biographer paula broadwell. >>> immigration reform appears to be in the works. charles schumer and lindsey graham say their plan involves a tough love path to citizenship. that plan went nowhere when they teamed up. there may be fresh motivation after election losses. >>> the death toll from sandy climbed to at least 113 with two more deaths reported in new york. two weeks after it crashed through residents in new york and new jersey are still cle clearing debris from their homes. the path rail system into manhattan will resume 5:00 a.m. >>> serious divergent
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
the big race. president barack obama is back at work, trying to steer the country away from that so-called fiscal cliff. it's set to begin taking effect in january. it includes $7 trillion in tax increases and spending cuts over ten years. congressional leaders have been hinting at a compromise. listen. >> there's an alternative to going over the fiscal cliff. by working together and creating a fairer, simpler, cleaner tax code, we can give our country a stronger, healthier economy. a stronger economy means more revenue, which is what the president seeks. >> this isn't something that i'm going to draw the lines in the sand, he's not going to draw any lines in the sand, i don't believe, and i think we need to work together. >> the president will also have to contend with a major staff shake up. secretary of state hillary clinton and treasury secretary tim geithner have both said they're ready to move on, and there are also indications that mary schapiro will follow suit as well. dan lothian is following all these developments. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning. that's the
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
president obama. >> one thing they don't project, bathroom breaks. >> good news for mitt romney. he has won -- most of the confederacy. >> new york. >> very funny stuff. >> thanks so much for joining us. we'll be back tomorrow. erin burnett "outfront" starts erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> "outfront," the are are investors really panicking or is there something else causing the fear? and the gop licks its wounds and starts pointi ining fingers. here with us tonight, a possible 2016 candidate. and another nor'easter bearing down on the region still recovering from superstorm sandy. let's go "outfront." good evening. "outfront" tonight, markets tanked. the day after president obama wins a second term, the dow has its worst day in a year. the dow finished the day down nearly 313 points. for the first time in three months, it closed below 13,000 and when you look at the broader markets, all were down 2.5%, so is the election really to blame? "outfront" tonight, michael farr, author of restoring our american dream. good to see you. i kn
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00am EST
. from charles, where's obama's balanced budget he promised? and from debra, oh, please, is it tuesday yet? enough. that does it for me today. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >>> nice to see you, everyone. it is 11:00 on the east coast. 8:00 on the west coast. and it has come down to this. after thousands of speeches and hundreds of ads, after hundreds of millions of dollars bankrolling months and months of nonstop campaigning, the two main candidates for president in 2012 are tied. see for yourself. the final preelection cnn polling could literally not be closer. president obama supported by 47% of likely voters. mitt romney supported by -- excuse me 49% of likely voters. mitt romney supported by 49% of likely voters. other late polls look very, very similar. one shows them tied at 48%. if you look way down at the bottom there. the others give the president somewhere between a one and three-point edge, depending on which one you look at there. but margin of error sefrg. the race to reach the voters on ele
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Nov 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
latest polls. first, our own cnn/orc poll of likely voters shows president obama with a three point lead. now that is inside the statistical margin of error. so that's about as close as it can get. and nbc "wall street journal" poll gives the president a six point lead in ohio. a little better for obama. still very close. now obama may be the top prize for the candidates right now l are other important battleground states. we'll take through over the course of the next hour in a way that only cnn can. john avalon and i traveled more than 1800 miles on cnn's battleground bus tour as the race for the white house reaches its conclusion. no mat wrer i ter where i go, t economy is the most important issue in this election. i've been traveling with john avalon. he joins me now as does my good friend christine romans. she joins me from washington. jim acosta from did he back to you, iowa, where mitt romney just landed. brianna keeler is in milwaukee, wisconsin, traveling with president obama. let's start here in ohio. the state has a very complex economy. here's some of what we've been hea
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Nov 11, 2012 3:00pm EST
nothing is more important to our economic recovery than creating jobs. president obama says he'll add 12 million jobs over the next four years. but for his math to work, the pace of economic growth needs to pick up. with a crisis in europe and a slowdown in asia, an economic storm beyond our control stands ready to batter our shores. still, two years of consistent job growth prove we are heading in the right direction, but the fiscal cliff is one storm that will be of our own making unless washington acts. $7 trillion in across-the-board tax hikes and spending cuts over the next decade mandated to begin in january. it's the legislative equivalent of a slow motion train wreck that washington can avoid. the question? will congress and the president drive that train over a cliff? >> we won't solve the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight. >> the elections are over. the threats to our economy are not. time to get to work. and there is lots of work to be done. it starts with averting this disaster of our own making. i repeat that. the fiscal cliff. we've got it covered from all angles as
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Nov 11, 2012 10:00am EST
message or mandate, but i don't think that's true. put aside the re-election of barack obama and consider what else happened this week. three states voted to legalize same-sex marriage, which is the civil rights cause of our times. one day we will look back and wonder how people could have been so willing to deny equal treatment under the law to a small minority. and tuesday will stand as one of the most important moments marking the end of that cruelty. two other states voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana, which will mark the beginning of the end of the war on drugs. this may be the most costly and futile war the united states has ever waged. we've spent $1 trillion to fight this war without reducing availableability of drugs while also destroying our pea nal system. according to data from the oecd. about 1 president 6 million americans were arrested in 2010 on drug charges, most for using marijuana. this week's votes indicates that americans have begun rethunking these policies, perhaps moving toward ones that would deprive drug cartels of their huge profits and allow police
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Nov 9, 2012 9:00am EST
the economy and trigger another recession. just a few hours from now, president obama underscores the urgency at the white house. his remarks could set the tone for upcoming negotiations with republican lawmakers. christine romans shows us how your money is in play. is your paycheck about to shrink? brianna keilar, three days after a bitter election, is either party really ready to budge? christine, nearly every american has money riding on this outcome, right? >> absolutely. the overall american economy does, too. let's talk about what the fiscal cliff is. starting in the beginning of the year because of a deal the congress did last year to raise the debt ceilings, all these things will go into play at the same time, big spending cuts, bush tax cuts expire, minimum tax cut goes away, payroll tax holiday goes away, unemployment benefits extension. whole bunch of things. middle income households making, say, $50,000 a year would see their tax bill rise $2,000. $2,000 for the year. immediately your paycheck, you would notice a change there o r overall, certainly in what you pay when you
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Nov 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
president obama said about these numbers this morning in ohio. >> today our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs, and this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> i want to talk about the economics and the politics of the report with our chief business correspondent ali velshi and john avalon. they're in ohio talking to the voters. ali, let's start with you since you have an economics, numbers guy here. >> yeah. >> we looked at this, and the economy stated by cnn money, they were twpg 125,000 jobs, so this number was higher at 171,000. so you have figures in august and september, also higher than we thought. what do we say about the overall growth and the health of the economy and the recovery? >> you and i talked about this before. i like the jobs creation or job loss numbers. the establishment survey more than i like the unemployment number. by the way, i feel the same way about it when it's low and when it's high. this is both ways. if you are mitt romney you get to say, the unemployment rate has
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Nov 14, 2012 8:00pm EST
mccain joins me now. you said you are going to block susan rice's nomination if president obama nominates her. her supporters say she was repeating the assessment she had been given about the benghazi attack. a spokesperson confirmed that they confirmed the attack and later the assessment changed do you not believe that? >> well first of all, talking points came from the white house not from the dmi. it was obvious within the 24 hours that the station chief from the cia had said that this was a terrorist attack. it was obvious to one and all that this was not a quote spontaneous demonstration because in realtime, they saw that there was no demonstration. ms. rise, i hope, saw ambassador rise, i hope, saw when i was on "face the nation" that immediately after she spoke, the head of the national assembly said it was an al qaeda attack. every one new that. and she continued to tell the world through all the talkshows that, that it was a quote spontaneous demonstration sparked by a video. that is not competence in ny view. and i think that she should have known and she has never yet
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Nov 1, 2012 2:00am EDT
. also today, president obama got a firsthand look of the jersey shore, one of the areas hardest hit by sandy. here they are in a photo on marine one. the president said he will help. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> the iconic board walk in seaside heights, new jersey, is one of the places the president saw today. it's made famous by bruce str g michael, i know you toured there. what did you see? >> reporter: we went right up and down a number of towns there, ocean beach, normandy. we spent a couple of hours there with the local police chief. i can tell you, it was absolutely extraordinary, the amount of damage that was done by hurricane sandy, erin. there's gas leaks there that continue to be a problem. we seen a stream of gas trucks go across the bridge to shut off the gas. there was one particular area in the area of brick, where about three or four football fields worth of houses had been burnt to the ground by a fire started by gas leaks. we were among the first to get ov
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